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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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t-AlfletM jtjfcjUppoc ft» Moltm -rhonday, June 27, 1957 1AL PAGU et flesfflotnes A 'MESSAGE' EVERYONE SHOULD READ i ^ In today's issue of fhrs newspaper, there is o startling and thought-provoking message presented jointly by seven Algona insurance firms. This message was prompted by facts and figures revealed for the first time by one of Iowa's largest insurance companies. It relates to the drastic Increase in aulo insurance rates made necessary in this state by the high accident ratio among young men drivers, ages 16 Jo 25, who own rheir own cars. While rates for adult drivers, over 25, for the most part are holding firm, and rotes for you»hful drivers using the "family" ear have increased to some extent, premium costs for bodily injury and pro- perry damage coverage for youths under 25, owning fheir own cars, have, as the underwriters' message states - SKY-ROCKETED. The extra $30. $40, or $50 - added to the usuol premium rate — might not in ifself be too difficult for a young man to lay hands on, and perhaps charge off to 'living expenses.' But there are other factors far too important to be ignored, and by clear implication the accident record discloses in sharp figures the fact that young men drivers with their own cars (not the family car) should perhaps pull ovsr to the side of the road and 'think things over.' No insurance policy can ever put breath back into the crushed lungs of a little girl, or grow an arm or a leg that has been brutally mangled in a bloody highway crash. Those are still items that money can't buy. True, not all boy drivers are causing this terrific rote increase. Many, as we know, are .level-headed and cautious behind the wheel But the highways seemingly hold enough hopped-up youths to bring about this situation. Maybe the extra 40 or 50 dollars will cause some "cooling off' among these lads and mayfce the extra insurance cost will prompt fathers and mothers to do some thinking. The extra 'bite' might lessen the act of playing "buddies" with high-powered motors ... or instigate a refusal to ride with soms hot-rodder, even at the expense of being called "chicken"! The higher insurance premium cost might cause a young driver to pause before he laughingly forces a "buddy" into a post or off the shoulder. »t might cut down on bragging at the wheel, ond it might lessen the reckless bravado that Bouts all the rules of the road. These increased premium costs for a special group, combined with the sincere message of the Afgona insurance underwriting firms; "might do one thing far more important, however. The effort might secure the whole-hearted co-operation of these young men drivers, and plant the seed that says, "Go Easy, Fella." Youths of 16 to 25, especially American youths, are the 'self of the earth' - the future citizens, fathers, business-men, farmers, generals and presidents of our country. We need 'em. But, fella, can't you realize that highways are not supposed to be raceways or polo fields? After all, you're paying the bill. ^ Without a plan for a better program, the department tells us in effect tJiat the whole thing should be scrapped. The whole idea of subsidy seems repugnant to Mr Season's associates and Mr Benson. Most farmers would prefer a fair deal (in selling their products) to a subsidy, we believe. But so long as subsidies are granted to others who are also getting a fair price for their products, it is hard for anyone in fairness to object to a subsidy for the farmer who is not getting a fair price for his products. A simple solution would be to require that all goods be paid for at parity. This would be labeled socialism or worse by those who are not content with what they deserve and who are not willing for others to obtain what they deserve. Yet the attainment of parity is the basis of all subsidies — industrial as well as agricultural, * * * STOCKPILING FERTILITY Indianola Record-Herald—With much interes we read in a recent issue of the Des Moines Register a reprint of an article by Dr Willard W. Cochrane, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota, entitled "Will advertising iarm products increase farm income?' 1 With two columns of well ordered thinking the learned professor reaches the same conclusion the Record-Herald has advanced for years, that when the American consumer has three-bellyfulls, a day, he is done with buying food for that day. Advertising might induce him to eat steak or pork chops instead of oatmeal and beans, or it might induce him to buy it ready to eat instead of in the raw. It might persuade him to buy a bitter quality of food; but it cannot increase the consumption of what comes off the farm, except that it takes four or five pounds of grain to make a pound of meat, and the American consumer will prefer that pound of meat if he has the income to pay for it. Three bellyfulls a day is all we can eat and the nonchalant opinion of Roswell Garst that we can get rid of the farm surplus by eating more just won't wash. Neither will the fulsome plan of Ezra Benson to get rid of the farm surplus at low price in in- STfelCTtyjUSINESS like fiaftts, MMowlifle, dfiana- tograpHe*- Frederick t. We*t tad electrical chief; Cai Maefy, were having a holiday Working out weird lightning and camera effects for the next setup. We Wouldn't e*actiy*ccUse them of deliberately trying to scare audiences watching "The Invasion of the Flying Saucer-Men" out of seven year's growth -<- but, the eerie shots they were rigging' could result in timid viewers sneaking ball-bats Under their pillows when retiring. • » * "Invasion of the Flying-Saucer Men" will be just right for midsummer film-fare. It isn't often that audiences can have icy chills racing up and down their spines in the middle of a sizzling heat wave! Arena's Grays continued t6 has to pay more Interest for the play fine baseball as they rack ed up a 6-1 win over a previously unbeaten Blue Earth, Minn. nine Sunday night before a large crowd. Algona came up with eight hits, the losers got six. Mn Charles Seal! of Buri was injured when a pressure sprayer exploded while she was spraying a chicken house. She suffered a cut lip and loss of four teeth, which had to be 'pulled. * * * Over at Wesley, Arvin Larson was kicked on the chin by his pet pony Friday night. He came out of the fracas with a rugged looking cut on the chin. * « * Seneca's girls Softball team dropped a 14-8 contest to Ringsted Wednesday afternoon, The Seneca boys tangled with Lone money "it" borrows. • However, it should also be noted that the KEA cooperatives have paid into the federal treasury a profit of some $48 million throughout the years of this program. As this interest raising proposition Is seemingly getting out of hand, it will prove to be only fl detriment to the REA program, if this idea is allowed to become law. I have stood in opposition lo higher interest rates in the Banking and Currency Committee and on the floor of the House in other instances, and I will vote to majntain the 2% interest rate on REA loans. CONSUMER CREDIT Consumer credit for the entire nation is standing near the all •"» ji'»yQ'«»f. ,y~r~r iri^q wmm _ „ „.,_ ._..„-_ Rock in a baseball game the same time high which was established day and fell, 5-3. ' ~ ' * """" in December of 1958. After a slight dip following the beginning of the year, installment purchases now are heading upward at a fast rate. A sound economy is based on income and not on IN THE "Well you'll have to make the inscription on the watch you're giving him read: 'From all the gang at the office except George P. Frobyl' *» ED KOTERBA — JOHNSON GOING BIG - The thin lanky Texan who recently Farm real estate has increased 15 per cent, in value in the past , has been "dressin' fit to kill" — four years ... Total worth today: ben. Lyndon Johnson, Senate $109,500,000,000. as ' THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE Decorah Journal — Some of the world's most avid critics often neglect to acquaint themselves with the responsibilities acquired in criticism. If one would abolish something, he should be prepared to offer either a substitute which he considers superior, or else be prepared to show that the thing to be abolished is useless. If \ve criticize we should remember there are two kinds of criticism — constructive and destructive. It takes both kinds to make a balanced criticism. In recent weeks, the Department of Agriculture has indicated that the present farm program is not accomplishing the desired result. This is, in substance, the program that the department advocated in 1954, when the sliding scale price support program, as it now exists, v,-as It is also, in subtance, the Soil Bank Program, which proved so politically prudc-ni in 105(5, wh^n it was passed as prescribed by the department, in substance at least. JUgona Upper iK-s E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona. Iowa Entered ai secor.d class matter at the ro'toffire at Algona. lows, under Act o< Congress of March 3, 1S75. THE R. B. WALLER, Managing C. S. ERLAKDER, Advt"t«mg When we get into war the cry will be, as" it always has been, produce more food, "food will win the war." Where do we get more food if the entire potential farm production of the country is already used up by industry or selling aft less than costs to foreigners who can't pay us? The federal government is spending 40 billion a year stockpiling warships, submarines, airplanes, ammunition, big guns, bombs, and training men;' all of which we pray God we will never need to use. Is it any less sensible to stockpile fertility s-o it will be available in an emergency? Is it not as foolish to be trying to dispose of all the farm produce we can raise, just to get rid of it, as it would be to sell all our ships, airplanes and big guns merely because we do not need them now? The soil bank is the plan for stockpiling fertility. As we have said before, The idea is at about the same stage of development as the Model T without a starter. But Henry Ford didn't quit and sell all his steel. He developed a better car out of a good idea. Merely because Mr Benson has not been able to make the soil bank work perfectly the first year is no proof that it is impractical or unworkable. It is not all Mr Benson's fault. Congress has not given him a very workable scheme. But the idea remains good. A Carlisle farmer has offered a plan that will beat the present one a country block. Its main fault is that it would be too simple and uould not en-.p'.oy enough federal help to make it work. Wilbur Goodhue tv,o years ago formulated a plan for letting farmers bid on the amount ct !an;! they would put in the soil bank and at what price. The ASC committees in the respective counties could then accept the best bids, the bids that \VG.,:ci jive the- government the necessary cr-io reduction with the least outlay o! taxpayer's Th-= farmer would be getting his own rer.'. !',-r the !an:i and the government would he f-'-:t;:-;ij sh-- deal available. And city specula- :v.s -.'.'< uid i-.-jt bu- buying up farm lands expecting to r.ay f :.r u in soil bank payments. A farmer getting up in years sr.d having trouble finding a suitable tenant could leUie his !,-.r.,.i. have ^ decent income, farm what he could hbi.d'.e r.or.-eh". while the land retired would he billing :.:p ;n fertility toward the tirr.-j wh-n its r.:'vi..c;;or ; wi.l be needed. The farmer whose boy is < _::e'i into service cou'd retire half his farm. l-.t it t,--.- i,u:!::i:i4 up in fertility until the boy c.:.~:-.t--. h-jjv.e a.;am to take it • -ver. But. .•: •,.<j;i;--c-, n would r.ot re'riire. near:'-.' ?-. many t:-.iris to handle the book v..jrk. It is too majority leader — acts as if he may try seriously for the 1960 Democratic presidential nornina-' lion. The biggest bi-partisan feather in his hat: President Eisen- lower phoned him personally to compliment Johnson on his skill n maneuvering Ike's full foreign aid request through the Senate. Johnson, suffering for .five months with a cold, nOw appears in the best of health. RAYBURN -DIGS' IKE—While the President was slapping Sen. Johnson on the back, Sam Rayburn of Texas, head man on the House side for the Democrats, startled newsmen when he said: "President Eisenhower is a good man." But then Sam said. "WelU he WAS until he changed ,fro.m Democrat to Republican at the age of 60." Rayburn didn't hear cne reporter ask: "DID he change?" Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASOIT Hollywood, Calif. _ "As we ?" ere saying to a couple of Fly- m £ Saucer-Men, just the other da >" "—All right! So you donlt believe in flying saucers, much less in the Lttle men who are supposed to clutter the air- wa V s piloting trans-planetary saucers around! MAMIE'S HEALTH — For years, Mamie Eisenhower has been slipping into Walter Reed Hospital periodically (about every three months) for a complete physical checkup. Her health is okay now, intimates say, but news of her last visit leaked out to the press, and some doubts arose. Friends say that Mamie is "the. loneliest woman in Washington." AGRICULTURE NOTES — To study the habits of bees, the Agriculture Department has set out artificial flowers with built-in wells of syrup in the barren' areas of Arizona . . . Good news for alfalfa growers .. . Damage by the spotted alfalfa aphid promises to be far less this year than for many previous years ... —o— .-PREDICTIONS — Exposes. Look for some dramatic exposes a^&mst management in upcoming Senate Rackets Committee hear- bupreme Courl. Thunderous repercussions, slow to start, wii; develop among, "America, first" groups against the Supreme Court's :ec:nt liberal ruling;, which, ia effect, give protection to pinkos Aircraft Stocks. Aircraft stocks ar-.- uue to decline because of vm'. i cutbacks in military plane cons/ true-nan planned by the Pentagon j in its trend to concentrate more i jr.'j more on mi-Mica. 1 Nixon's Tcur. Richard Nixon's j tour of ihe South to woo votes ; tor his expected 19tiO presidential ; '.--.p.U-s'. w:il ue j failure p ,!;tical- I ly The traditionalists are irked NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives Inc 404 : ''ifth Aye., New York 18. N ' Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance _ $300 Botli Algona paper*, in conibu-.aUon. p t -r ;.<.ir Jj.iO Single Copies -r, SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $1 W Uotli Algona papers in combir.aiion. one year Jo.00 No culwripttou less than 6 nicmiiia. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch _ g^. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER KELLY'S KOMMENTS By Tom Kelly in Emmetsburg (la.) Reporter— S ,.,!:!.. .j M, r.jjy rnornmj thought: If you paid _:--.-jt iTOtJ F-iural ir.c- :r.-.- t^x ; rtSt V \. UI - y .m tr.--.-.-!.'. :i •.'..., qua,/ ., ch,r, f . -- ^::d it -A a-. It ••'.'::•: v.t.-:i cv. r the ;j-.v; :;_;c f, , ; - ,,ur t>v.vr:. S j-o-o t.ov. f_ • tiui.i.d i he tov.r. and si-o it >•<,.. c u n find J-'-.'iy-;.,T; c ..ti:e: s wh,j ;: ; .d anout the iarr.r. Then :::•.•_- all !:My <.-! you ..p una h^v,- y-.'-;r p.etur-j t;-.i:, :v Y---.. ttr. then !..ok at the pi.r,;i-e ;,r.j re- :;-..-t— "All o: th..- in. .-;:-.,. tjxc.- p.- --a hv .,11 i:t :i.C;e !:>.:: v,i,;:'l qin'.r r.:v tr.-.- ^; : 1. : ;:,.-- , ,;' t:,, tv. ; .--.;-.!wirt dit r Iowa statesmen. Jam--, D-;iiivor ar. : L-- H-'-ah. !.i their . - jdy-:.^ ••- : r. -- , :., jU-: f- : tr.,-:n t. ^m their tear, at U-i::j :x.a!'_a i : One oi ihe reaicr.s Amerieanj are charged with t-. ,^i :r..i:r... i t', ':. :r.«,k lav.--- ;- l^,-.;-.:.^- tj-.-r-j a: ;i n-.--r,y o: 3 and new oiu , ti-' the ^Vtra-o Soil Bank. Trough it won an- •ither lease on JitV by a single v-lie in the Sena'.u. the soil banii wiii be killed o;i in '58. Airline Liquor. Corpus-; w.l! vote .1 oan on -civing liquor or. airlines. Vet Money. M>..-e money wu' : be v ned i'..,-r u.-ab:ei vets — p >.k>ib!y d 10 per cent increase in pay user, is . Postal Wage Raise. Despite d-j- f:-.:t socndir.e; in trie Post Offi u Depanincnl. a wa^e me i ease o: ab >ut five p.,-r vent will b-_- au!ho. ; ;-ed lor i;.y.;t u l workers... All a-.i-'e it is ti tl j:y needed., Trade with China. Expu-t pre.-- iuio from Prejick-m Eisenhower t • f.t-r.'int Japan t,. expand tradc :••.': lit 1 Ch.:.--. on iteiiis not e.->- McCiilhy Csr.sure. There wii: [ b .- .-.i hf',::._ ,:' •-.<_- Senate cen- • -'-:-•-- .:' ,; M,.C u'.hy as ha.; '•-••--- '- '•-; - : Pod DV hlS t;}- ! -•••••'•;-; r;:t •-. -,ve was $p:k-. BV '.--.- w.-mar. !•:,-.' ! t,- - Charles Cily Press: We hop* that Ci'.r,firc-« die-; hive ihe '• ,d sense to c-:t down the Preii- S-n. M —o— Miscellany. T ' • NeTerthelcss, we can show you a photo of these diminutive gentlemen. They say that a camera doesn't lie! That, of course, depends on where the camera happens to be when the shutter clicks. In Movieland, for instance, you can't depend on the veracity of any camera that focuses on the illusions created by movie miracle-makers. » * * Thus, any and all Flying baucer-Men your Hollywood errand-boy may interview in your behalf have no connection with the real article—living, deceased or enroute from Mars. To tell the truth, we were talking with Hollywood's smallest actors, whose own heads were encased ' in huge, plastic head - pieces. Paul BJaisdell and his wife, Jackie, monster-makers extraordinary, outdid themselves in designing and constructing these "little men from Mars." As you'll probably recall, the Blais- dells created that Radio-active Mutant in 'The Day The World Ended;" the horrible "She Creature" in the film of the same name and the indestructible monster in "Voodoo Woman." But, let's start at the beginning. • • • We were tipped off lhal strange events were taking place on Stage 6 at American-National : studio, where producer Bob Gur- i ney's Malibu Productions were j filming "The Invasion of the ^ Flying Saucer-Men." As we I entered the stage, we were i pomptly surrounded by little crea- i lures with monstrous heads. And I each head greeted us by name. ^ Strange! We couldn't recall ser- ! vicing any Martian papers with I our columns. We were hip-deep j in Martians when production I supervisor. Bartlett A. Carre'. 1 came over. "All right, bovs!" I said Bart, "You're not m the next i scene, so you can take off your 1 heads for a while!" I • • • i B art's siaiemeni started a bust- ! le of activity. The Blaisdells 1 began working on the nearest I Martian. Wardrobe Mistress i Marjory Corso and her assistants 1 followed suit, unlacing, unbut- 1 toning, unstrapping the hu»e i heads. The little fellows were 1 extremely uncomfortable and 1 breathing was difficult for them, I so all hand,- hurried the job I • * » s As ihe Martian outfits were i stripped off. Hollywood's tiniest 1 actors emerged. Ranging from I "Little Angie", Angeb Rossitto, m who is slightly ovuv 2 feet tall, to his companions, all under 4 feet in height, the Saucer-Men turned out to be old friL-ads. We had met them on various sideshow and carnival picture*. On one set, they had ill been LUii- putian*, tyina up a sleeping Gulliver. • f * While awaiting the next camera setup. Director Edward L. Cahn leading lady Gloria Costillo and ig man. Steve Terrell drift" t-v-i :• Standing beside our p,ayers, they looked- FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 1, 1937 .Two braxea unmasked bandits walked into the Farmers State Bank at Whittemore at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, held up bank president Frank Bestenlehner and two employees, Annette Bestenlehner and John Uhlenhake, and drove off with an estimated $1,200 in cash. Also in the bank at the time of the holdup were Adam Luchsinger, a customer, and 10- Vear old Corwin Wilson, who had been sent to the bank from the telephone office for $5 in change. The Wilson boy slipped out the front door of the bank when he got a chance and reported the robbery, but it didn't help, as no witnesses even managed to get the license number of the auto driven by the crooks. The car roared east on old highway 18 toward Algona, many patrolmen and and other peace officers called in on the case. It was thought the pair were amateurs at the game due to the fact they left large amounts of cash lieing around in plain sight in their hurry to get away. • 9 t Slot machine players in the state had only three days to get in their last licks on the one- armed bandits. The 1937 legislature had passed a slot machine act which made all such devices illegal after July 4. The fire department at Hurt was called to the Lutheran parsonage at 1 p.m. Monday and a fire checked before too much damage occurred. A hole was burned in the roof of the home. The fire was discovered by a passerby, who saw flames coming out of the roof near the chimney. Cause of the blaze was not known. A barking dog prevented theft of an auto in the Union township area. The owner of the car heard the family pet raising an awful ruckus, so he squinted out his bedroom window and noticed his vehicle halfway down the lane. Thieves, who were evidently frightened by the dog, had pushed the car that far. but didn't wait around to complete the job. getting ready for the Fourth of JuIyA A nice cool break in the weather had been enjoyed by everyone in this area the past few days after a few blistering days previously endured. It (the extended credit. Also, as brought weather) was due to switch back out by the Byrd investigating on the hot side within a couple committee, the national indebted- of days, however. _Probably ness is up $9 billion in the last five years. We see, thereby, consistent .increases in public and private indebtedness all during the tima of increased national prosperity. Therefore, a substantial part of our national income is based on debt and not on actual earnings. These constitute signs of warning, and are being observed by those interested in the economic situation of our nation. * • • FARMING COSTS INCREASE Since January, farming costs are up 2%. They have increased in the past 12. months and are headed for another record high this year. The cost of farming nationally will increase about $750 million over last year. NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM A total of 1.8 billion meals were served to school children during 175 days of operation this last school year. Over 10 million children participate daily in this program throughout the year. This indicatss that the program has had a great amount of success since Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities ADMINISTRATION FAVORS REA INTEREST RATE RAISE One idea which is coming to the surface is that the Adminis- is soon to make a direct that interest rates on to rural electric cooperatives" be raised. The present in- many vea The rnany jears. Ine the government presently IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT My company offers all 3! If you have a family, own a home, or drive a car you want the best protection money will buy. Yo'a can always rely on Slat* Farm insurance for aU three ?*T able ",**- Befi « y° u taves t •» tX on for your fecjfly, your home or your car you about State FaraV. budget-planned peyt to know your STATE FARM Agent HAROLD C. SUNDET % FOR 108.45 Acre Kossufh County Farm and 7Rm.House in Algona The form U described « the NVi, NWU-,-95-30 (Whiftemore Town.hip) «""" « located on Lo. 5, Block 86 of the original plat of Algona. For farther information o, for inaction of the properties, contact the Referee: L. W. NITCHALS OR LINNAN & LYNCH ATTORNEYS 101 We»t Stot« Stre«t '€••". »*

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